Bedatri Datta Choudhury

Published on Hyperallergic
Sep 12, 2019

Flipping the Script on Stereotypes Impacting People With Visible Disabilities

Published on Directed by Women
Sep 8, 2019

TIFF’s Kiva Reardon on Programmes that Resist Closure

Published on Directed by Women
Sep 7, 2019

TIFF’s Dorota Lech and the Art of Programming an Inclusive Festival

Published on Reverse Shot
July 29, 2019

The Power of One

Published on Firstpost
Aug 23, 2019

Viveik Kalra on his Blinded by the Light director Gurinder Chadha, Bruce Springsteen, and Bollywood

Published on Firstpost
Aug 21, 2019

Gurinder Chadha on Blinded by the Light, being inspired by Bruce Springsteen and recreating '80s Britain

Published on Hyperallergic
Aug 9 2019

A Disturbing Reckoning With China’s One-Child Policy

Published on iTVS
Aug 5 2019

The Work Behind the Spectacle

Published on Hyperallergic
July 16 2019

How New York Let the Bronx Burn, and How the Borough Survived

Published on Vague Visages
July 10 2019

What’s Age Got to Do with It: Neena Gupta in ‘The Last Color’

Published on MUBI Notebook
June 14 2019

God Save the Queens: “Paris Is Burning” Returns

Published on Vague Visages
June 14 2019

Jahnu Barua’s ‘Bhoga Khirikee’ Peeks Into An Insurgent Assam

Published on Zora, Medium
June 11 2019

My Grandmothers’ Braids

Published on Bitch Media
June 4, 2019

Sea Change: “Knock Down the House” Captures the Wave of Women Running for Office

Published on Vague Visages
June 4, 2019

Eat Meat / Man, Woman: Bhaskar Hazarika’s ‘Aamis’

Published in NANG Magazine
May 2019

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Catalyzing the Indian New Wave

Published on Hyperallergic
May 16, 2019

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Dream to Walk on Water

Published on Vague Visages
May 13, 2019

What Would Springsteen Do?’ and Other Questions: Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Blinded by the Light’

Published on Screen Slate
May 7, 2019

Decade of Fire

Published on Screen Slate
Apr 20, 2019

Rio, Zona Norte

Published on MUBI Notebook
Apr 5, 2019

Review: “Amazing Grace,” Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares

Published on Hyperallergic
Mar 12, 2019

In 3 Faces, Three Generations of Iranian Actresses Grapple with Oppression

Published on Directed by Women
Mar 7, 2019

#Crucial21DbW: Circle directed by Jayisha Patel

Published on Screen Slate
Mar 9, 2019

Black Mother

Published on Forbes
Mar 6, 2019

One Hundred Years Of Solitude: Macondo Is Making Its Way To Netflix

Published on Frameland
Mar 3, 2019

Halogen Dreams

Published on Hyperallergic
Mar 1, 2019

Taking the Highway to Freedom with a Green Book

Published on Screen Slate
Jan 14, 2019

Interview: Flaherty NYC "Puzzling" Curators Mary Helena Clark & Alexander Stewart

Published on Reverse Shot
Jan 5, 2019

Reverse Shot’s Best of 2018

Published on CNN News18
Jan 2, 2019

Revisiting the Life and Times of Mrinal Sen, the Last of the Indian New Wave Veterans

Published on Hyperallergic
Dec 26, 2018

Miami Told Through Old Photographs and Lost Stories

Published on Hyperallergic
Dec 25, 2018

The Underrecognized History of Indian Artists in Paris

Published in Cineaste (Winter 2018 issue)
Dec, 2018

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As Thick as Thieves: An Interview with Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gael García Bernal

Published on IndieWire
Nov 10, 2018

Camera Buffs: How Two New Films See Photographers Richard Billingham and Bill Cunningham Through Their Own Lens

Published on Hyperallergic
Nov 13, 2018

Three New Documentaries Chronicle the Careers of Game-Changing New York Artists

Published on Forbes.com
Nov 8, 2018

Thugs Of Hindostan: This Year's Big Bollywood Diwali Release

Published on Forbes.com
Nov 1, 2018

Badhaai Ho, The Surprise Bollywood Hit Of 2018

Published on Firstpost
Oct 31, 2018

Chippa movie review: A magical children's film with notes on modern-day Kolkata, and adulthood

Published on Screenslate
Oct 11, 2018

Interview: Dessane Lopez Cassell on Flaherty NYC "Aftermath"

Published on Firstpost
Sept 25, 2018

TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy

Published on Firstpost
Sept 23, 2018

TIFF 2018: Rima Das on Bulbul Can Sing, and India’s Oscar pick Village Rockstars

Published on Firstpost
Sept 22, 2018

TIFF 2018: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam on The Sweet Requiem, Tibetans in exile, and indie films

Published on CNN News18
Sept 22, 2018

Nandita Das on Manto: Didn't Want it to be Like Wikipedia Page

Published on Firstpost
Sept 20, 2018

TIFF 2018: Director Vasan Bala on Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota, winner of audience choice award

Published on Frameland
Sept 20, 2018

TIFF: Mantoiyat in the Time of Censorship

Published on Vague Visages
Sept 20, 2018

TIFF 2018: Director Laura Luchetti on ‘Twin Flower’ and the Art of Giving Shape to a Story

Published on Reverse Shot
Sep 19, 2018

Voices Unheard

Published on Firstpost
Sept 18, 2018

TIFF 2018 rally celebrates women's tedious journeys in film industry, and long road ahead

Published on Frameland
Sept 17, 2018

TIFF: The Black and White Melancholy of Endless Cups of Coffee

Published on Vague Visages
Sept 16, 2018

TIFF 2018: Like the Hope of Rain After a Long Summer – A Review of John Butler’s ‘Papi Chulo’

Published on Film Stage
Sept 14, 2018

The Hummingbird Project: TIFF 2018 Review

Published on Film Stage
Sept 14, 2018

Hotel Mumbai: TIFF 2018 Review

Published on Vague Visages
Sept 12, 2018

TIFF 2018: The French Affair – A Review of Louis Garrel’s ‘A Faithful Man’

Published on Hyperallergic
Sep 11, 2018

To Infinity and Beyond, Yayoi Kusama Grapples With Conventions

Published on Frameland
Sept 10, 2018

TIFF: Farhadi and the Art of Peeling a Story: Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows

Published on Film Stage
Sept 9, 2018

Greta: TIFF 2018 Review

Published on Vague Visages
Sept 7, 2018

TIFF 2018: The Never-Ending Ruminations of Olivier Assayas – A Review of ‘Non-Fiction’

Published on Frameland
Aug 16, 2018

All In The Name Of Honour

Published on Hyperallergic
July 31, 2018

A New Biopic About Nico, Warhol’s “It” Girl and Velvet Underground Singer

Published on Frameland
July 26, 2018

Group Post: (Frameland’s Love is Like a) Heatwave

Published on Hyperallergic
July 4, 2018

A Film Digs Beneath the Dandy Persona of Cecil Beaton

Published on Another Gaze
July 4, 2018

Madonna, Whore, 'Alanis'

Published on Senses of Cinema
June 26, 2018

Attendance Is Obligatory: A Bagful of Fleas (Věra Chytilová, 1962)

Published on Screen Slate
June 1, 2018

Jai Bhim Comrade

Published on Vice
May 28, 2018

Three Weddings and a Documentary

Published on Hyperallergic
May 23, 2018

Images of Joy in Central Park from 1970s New York

Published on Bitch Media
May 17, 2018

Radical Patience: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Turned Courtrooms Into Feminist Battlegrounds

Published on Vague Visages
May 14, 2018

New York Indian Film Festival Review: Hansal Mehta’s ‘Omerta’

Published on Vague Visages
May 10, 2018

New York Indian Film Festival Review: Miransha Naik’s ‘Juze’

Published on MUBI Notebook
May 10, 2018

Review: Measuring Life in Soju Shots—Hong Sang-soo’s "The Day After"

Published on Vague Visages
May 9, 2018

New York Indian Film Festival Review: Bornila Chatterjee’s ‘The Hungry’

Published on Vague Visages
May 8, 2018

New York Indian Film Festival Review: Ravi Jadhav’s ‘Nude’

Published on Hyperallergic
April 30, 2018

The Artist Who Sketched a Famine in India

Published on Frameland
Apr 30, 2018

Eating Cake in a Bathtub: The Measured Surreality of Jonaki

Published on MUBI Notebook
Apr 27, 2018

A Revolution and a Dance: Olivier Assayas’ "Cold Water"

Published on Frameland
Apr 26, 2018

Celebrating Black Female Filmmakers

Published on Broadly, Vice
Apr 24, 2018

How NASA Stopped 13 Women from Being the First Women in Space

Published on Vague Visages
Apr 19, 2018

Calendars, Storms and Coming Home: Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Unishe April’

Published on Bitch Media
Apr 17, 2018

Viva Chavela: The Songs And Swagger Of Chavela Vargas

Published on Kinoscope
Mar 30, 2018

Two Men In A Hearse: Pierre-François Sauter’s “Calabria”

Published on MUBI Notebook
Mar 29, 2018

A Blazing Field of Colours Running Amok: Bill Gunn's "Personal Problems"

Published on Buzzfeed
Mar 14, 2018

By Glorifying Churchill, Britain Is Committing New Crimes Against India

Published in Bitch Media (print)
Issue #78, Spring 2018

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A Woman Scorned: The Cold Vengeance of Hindi Cinema

Published on Hyperallergic
Mar 9, 2018

Andy Goldsworthy’s Ephemeral Art and Laborious Process, in a New Documentary

Published on Screen Slate
Mar 9, 2018

Police Story

Published on CNN News18
Mar 8, 2018

Remembering the Women Who Let My Mother Venture Into Men's Territory

Published on CNN News18
Feb 26, 2018

OPINION | Sridevi: A Superstar in an Industry That Didn't Even Speak Her Language

Published on Reverse Shot
Feb 16, 2018

Something Else

Published on MUBI Notebook
Feb 13, 2018

Close-Up: If It's Coming of Age, It Must Be "Dazed and Confused"

Published on Screen Slate
Jan 5, 2018

The Cloud-Capped Star

Published on Vague Visages
Dec 18, 2017

Real, All Too Real: Rakhee Sandilya’s ‘Ribbon’

Published on Vague Visages
Dec 16, 2017

The Story of the Girl Named Blue: Danish Renzu’s ‘Half Widow’

Published on Vague Visages
Dec 13, 2017

Murphy’s Law and the Man Who Murdered Himself: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s ‘Long Live Brij Mohan!’

Published on CNN News18
Dec 8, 2017

OPINION | Honey, Don't Shrink the Kids While Addressing India's Child Abuse Pandemic

Published on The Film Stage
Nov 19, 2017

Newton AFI Fest 2017 Review

Published on Vague Visages
Nov 16, 2017

The Song of the Cloud-Capped Mountain: Anushka Meenakshi and Iswar Srikumar’s ‘Kho ki pa lü’

Published on Vague Visages
Nov 13, 2017

When Hansel and Gretel Live in a Bus: Paakhi A. Tyrewala’s ‘Pahuna: The Little Visitors’

Published on Vague Visages
Nov 10, 2017

Of Elephants, Daughters and Rebels: Bobby Sarma Baruah’s ‘Sonar Baran Pakhi (The Golden Wing)’

Published on MUBI Notebook
Oct 21, 2017

The Archaeology of Film: Close-Up on Filipa César's "Spell Reel"

Published on The Goya Journal
Sep 27, 2017

Feeding the Goddess: Durga Comes Home to Khichudi

Published on MUBI Notebook
Aug 24, 2017

Cracked Screens, Lost Phones and Unconnected WiFi: Close-Up on Eduardo Williams’ “The Human Surge”

Published on Huffington Post
Aug 12, 2017

Dear Barkha Dutt, By Calling Period Leave ‘Stupid’ You Are Letting Down Women

Published on MUBI Notebook
Aug 9, 2017

Running Children, Warring Cities: Children in the Films of Peter Nestler

Published on Huffington Post
Mar 15, 2017

Dear Mira Rajput, I Want You To Step Away From Your Privilege For A Moment

Published on Huffington Post
Mar 5, 2017

'Moonlight' And 'Hidden Figures' Give Us Radical Hope When We Need It Most

Published on Huffington Post
Dec 30, 2016

The 'Dangal' In My Head: Was I Brought Up By A Patriarch Or A Feminist?

Published on Huffington Post
Dec 19, 2016

Shah Rukh Khan And Me: A Love Letter To Evolution

Published in Travel + Leisure (print)
October 2016

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The Chic Twins

Published on NDTV.com
Feb 26, 2016

To JNU With Love, From 11,000 km Away

Bedatri attended high school in Calcutta, and studied Literature in Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Jawaharlal Nehru University. She then studied Cinema in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Starting out as a writer for a children's supplement of a daily when she was six, she loves writing on film, culture, and gender. A 2018 alum of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy, she is also an experienced copy editor and proofreader, having worked with Rupa, HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan.

For her day jobs, she has worked with a newspaper, an advertising agency, a documentary commissioning body, a documentary arts centre, a documentary seminar, a distribution company and a production house.

She has also translated, transcribed, and subtitled documentaries.

She lives in New York City where she makes mental notes about strangers on the subway, and binge watches old TV shows. A detailed CV can be found here. You can write to her at bedatri.choudhury@gmail.com or holler @Bedatri on twitter